Protect your home
Heat and moisture are your enemies when it comes to your home. But just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean they aren’t there...hiding in your attic and causing damage. Solar Star Attic Fans neutralize moisture and drive out heat, keeping your home cool in summer and protecting it from harm during the winter.
Summer means longer days, more sun, and warmer temperatures. If heat isn’t vented from your attic properly, it builds up and causes problems in your home:
- Living spaces become hot and uncomfortable
- Air conditioning units work harder to keep rooms cool
- Utility costs rise due to increased energy demand
- Roof structures and materials deteriorate
A Solar Star Attic Fan solves these problems by removing excess heat from your home, giving you a more comfortable interior and lower energy bills.
With winter comes ice, snow, and cold temperatures. When coupled with excess humidity from showers, humidifiers, and dishwashers, it can lead to:
- Leaks and structural decay triggered by ice buildup on your roof
- Damage to insulation and framing materials produced by moisture accumulation
- Weakening of internal structures caused by mold and fungus growth
A Solar Star Attic Fan prevents these issues by equalizing interior and exterior temperatures, safeguarding your home from the worst of winter.
6 reasons to use a solar attic fan
Does your attic feel like a sauna in summertime? That’s a sure sign your passive attic ventilation isn’t doing enough to vent hot air outside. If left uncontrolled, built-up heat can damage your roof, rafters and other internal structures. It also can force your air conditioning unit into overdrive and send your energy bill into the stratosphere.
Active ventilation can help by increasing the rate of airflow through your attic. It comes in two varieties: electric and solar-powered. Both deliver comfort and prolong roof life by controlling the temperature in your attic, but solar-powered models are becoming more prevalent. Here’s why.
Solar-powered attic fans don’t need electricity to run. From dawn until dusk, their power comes from the free, endless energy of the sun.
Electric fans cost $180 - $200 a year to cool your attic. Solar attic fans use the sun’s energy, so they cost nothing to operate. A 30% federal tax credit lets you save even more.
Solar attic fans run using clean energy from the sun, not fossil fuels. They’re healthy for the environment because they reduce pollution and the carbon footprint.
Solar attic fans begin working as soon as sunlight hits the solar panel. So they’re ready to go right out of the box without wires or the help of an electrician.
With no wires or electrical components to break, solar fans require zero maintenance.
Venturi designs and brushless direct current motors make select models whisper-quiet and long-lasting.
An active ventilation system keeps your attic cool and dry, which prolongs roof life, keeps interiors comfortable, and saves money. Some electric fan models can be more powerful, but they cost more and require an electrician to install the wiring. Solar-powered attic fans offer power and performance along with energy and cost savings. They’re also reliable, easy to install, a breeze to operate, and good for the environment. This makes them a smart choice for the homeowner who wants the best balance of comfort, convenience and cost savings.
Solar Star Attic Fans by Solatube offer a simple and affordable way to actively improve your attic ventilation. They feature a specialized Venturi body design and high-performance motor for maximum air flow and reliability with whisper-quiet operation. Plus, our Solatube Premier Dealers offer same day service, so you can have a cooler attic in a matter of hours. To learn more, visit solarstaratticfans.com.
What other reasons can you think of to use a solar attic fan?